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DARK FUNERAL: More European Dates Confirmed

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have announced more dates for their upcoming European headlining tour, which is scheduled to kick off in late February. Confirmed dates are as follows: DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR Feb. 21 - Helsinki, FIN - Tavastia Feb. 22 - Jyväskylä, FIN - Lutakko DARK FUNERAL w/ NAGLFAR, ENDSTILLE Feb. 24 - ...

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VESANIA To Embark On EMPIRE INVASION Tour Of Poland

Polish black metal masters VESANIA, featuring Orion (BEHEMOTH) and Daray (VADER), will be teaming up with DIES IRAE, HERMH and CHAINSAW for the Empire Invasion tour of Poland beginning in early March. Confirmed dates are as follows: Mar. 05 - Torun. POL @ Od Nowa Mar. 06 - Warszawa. POL @ Progresja Mar. 07 - ...

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KRISIUN: 'AssassiNation' Gets A U.S. Release Date

Century Media Records has set a February 21, 2006 release date for the new album from Brazilian death metal outfit KRISIUN, entitled "AssassiNation". Also due on out the same day is KRISIUN's "Live Armageddon" DVD. After recording two albums in their native country, the trio went back to Stage One Studios in Bühne, Germany to ...

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More Musicians Pick Best Albums Of 2005

Roadrunner Records has posted a list of some of their artists' picks for the best albums of 2005. Check it out below: Acey Slade (MURDERDOLLS): 01. CHELSEA SMILES - Easy Ride EP 02. LARS FREDERICKSON AND THE BASTARDS - Viking 03. TURBONEGRO - Party Animals 04. SOCIAL DISTORTION - Sex, Love and Rock n' Roll ...

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BEHEMOTH Return Home After 11 Weeks On The Road

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have finally returned home after completing an 11-week North American trek consisting of 54 shows in both the U.S. (as part of Blackest of the Black tour) and Canada (where they headlined). This tour marked the longest the band had ever been away from their homes. Commented BEHEMOTH mainman Nergal: "We ...

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UNLEASHED Prepare To Record New Album

Legendary Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED are in the final stages of pre-production for their new album and are slated to record the CD in January/February 2006 for a tentative summer release. In other news, UNLEASHED have confirmed the following festival appearances during 2006: Mar. 04 - Katowice, POL – Spodek (Metal Mania Festival) Jun. 16-17 ...

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UNLEASHED Confirmed For Poland's METALMANIA 2006 Festival

Swedish death metallers UNLEASHED have been confirmed for the Metalmania 2006 festival, set to take place March 4, 2006 in Katowice, Poland. As previously reported, UNLEASHED filmed their entire performance at the Up From The Ground festival (August 26-27, 2005) for their upcoming full-length DVD, tentatively due next year. UNLEASHED had also shot their July ...

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NEVERMORE To Guest On KNAC.COM This Wednesday

Seattle's NEVERMORE will be appearing live online at KNAC.com at 4:30 p.m. EST / 1:30 p.m. PST on Wednesday, December 7. The band will be stopping by the KNAC studio before their headlining performance at The Century Family's Second Annual Christmas BallS, where they will for the first time in Hollywood perform material from 2005's ...

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HIMSA: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new HIMSA track, entitled "Sleezevil", has been posted online at myspace.com/prostheticrecords. The song comes off the group's upcoming album, "Hail Horror", due on February 7, 2006 via Prosthetic Records. The follow-up to 2003's critically-acclaimed "Courting Tragedy and Disaster" was produced by Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED), ensuring a "tight, intense recording that captures ...

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FEAR FACTORY Schedule 'Rockline' Appearance

FEAR FACTORY will join AVENGED SEVENFOLD as the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" airing Monday, December 12. The live show begins at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET, and fans are encouraged to call in with questions during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). To find a station near you, ...

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IN FLAMES, SEPULTURA, MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY Members Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of 2005

In the December/January issue of the Swedish magazine Close-Up, a number of heavy metal/hard rock musicians list their favorite albums of 2005. Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA): BIOHAZARD – "Means to an End" CLAUSTROPHOBIA – "Fulminant" EXODUS – "Shovel Headed Kill Machine" Anders Fridén (IN FLAMES): NINE INCH NAILS - "With teeth" 10 YEARS – "The Autumn ...

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KING DIAMOND: More European Tour Dates Confirmed

KING DIAMOND have announced more confirmed dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April/May 2006. The dates are as follows (venue details will follow): May 09 - Warszaw, POL @ TBA May 24 - Treviso, ITA @ TBA May 25 - Firenze (Prato), ITA @ TBA May 26 - ...

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CREMATORY Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

CREMATORY have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH CREMATORY GAMMA RAY IN EXTREMO MASTERPLAN MOONSORROW NUCLEAR ASSAULT TEN TESTAMENT TO/DIE/FOR TWISTED ...

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TEN Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

British melodic rockers TEN, who currently feature former PARADISE LOST drummer Lee Morris, have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH GAMMA ...

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KING DIAMOND: First European Tour Dates Announced

KING DIAMOND have announced the first confirmed dates for their upcoming European tour, which is scheduled to take place in April/May 2006. The dates are as follows (venue details will follow): Apr. 24 - Treviso, ITA @ TBA Apr. 25 - Firenxe (Prato), ITA @ TBA Apr. 26 - Milano (Bergamo), ITA @ TBA Apr. ...

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DARK FUNERAL Confirmed For METALBÅTEN Metal Cruise

Swedish black metallers DARK FUNERAL have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Metalbåten festival, set to take place March 23-24, 2006 on Silja Line. Other bands confirmed to appear at the festival include RAGE, FREEDOM CALL, DISMEMBER and HELLFUELED. Silja Line is the leading passenger shipping company on the Baltic Sea with daily ...

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ELYSIUM: New Song Posted Online

A brand-new ELYSIUM track, entitled "Snake Legion", has been posted online at this location. The song comes off the polish melodic death-thrashers' upcoming album, "Godfather", out in early December via Empire Records. The follow-up to 2004's "Deadline", ELYSIUM fifth studio album was recorded in July-August 2005 at Hendrix Studio in Lublin, Poland with ...

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VICIOUS RUMORS Confirmed For Spain's ATARFE VEGA ROCK Festival

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers VICIOUS RUMORS have been confirmed for next year's edition of the Atarfe Vega Rock festival, set to take place March 10-11, 2006 at Nave Medina Elvira in Atarfe, Granada, Spain. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order): BEHEMOTH FEAR FACTORY GAMMA RAY IN EXTREMO ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, JUDAS PRIEST, DEF LEPPARD Concert Attendance Figures Revealed

The following are a few select recent heavy metal/hard rock concert attendance figures, as reported by Billboard magazine: Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, BRAND NEW SIN Venue: Electric Factory City/State: Philadelphia, Pa. Date: Oct. 22, 2005 Attendance: 1,758 Capacity: 2,250 Artist/Event: BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Venue: Hampton Beach Casino City/State: Hampton, N.H. Date: Oct. 29, 2005 Attendance: ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Tour Europe With SLAYER?

FEAR FACTORY are looking at possibly touring Europe with SLAYER in March 2006, the group's drummer Raymond Herrera revealed in a brand-new interview conducted by HeavyMetalSource.com. During the interview, Raymond also spoke about the group's songwriting process for their last two albums, his gaming business and his drumming influences. Raymond also said that ...

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BEHEMOTH: Australian Support Acts Announced

According to HailMetal.com, industrial-tinged extremists THE AMENTA and the new leaders in Australian black metal THE FUROR have been confirmed as the opening acts for Polish black metallers BEHEMOTH on their upcoming Australian tour. The dates are as follows: Jan. 06 - Enigma Bar, Adelaide (w/ THE AMENTA, THE FUROR, BEYOND MORTAL DREAMS) ...

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